1) Introduction to the Course
2) Understanding the Earth
3) Population Growth and Consumption
5) Global Climate Change
6) Impacts on Oceans, Fisheries and Coastal Ecosystems
7) Impacts on Freshwater Ecosystems
8) Impacts on Forest Ecosystems
9) Impacts of Urbanization
10) Impacts of Energy and Mining
11) Agro-ecosystems and impacts of Agriculture
The course will employ a variety of instructional methods to accomplish its objectives, including some of the following: lectures, small group discussions, visual presentations – powerpoint slides and videos, individual and team projects, field assignments and practical in-class exercises.
Evaluation will be based on course objectives and will be carried out in accordance with Douglas College policy. The instructor will provide a written course outline with specific criteria during the first week of classes.
An example of a possible evaluation scheme would be:
At the conclusion of the course the successful student will be able to:
Textbooks and Materials to be Purchased by Students:
Texts will be updated periodically. Typical examples are:
Deardon, Philip and Mitchell, Bruce. (2012). Environmental Change & Challenge: A Canadian Perspective. Fourth Edition. Oxford University Press. Ontario, Canada.
Middleton, Nick. (2013). The Global Casino - An Introduction to Environmental Issues. Fifth Edition. Routledge Publishers
No equivalent courses.
This course is not required for any other course.
Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.
|Institution||Transfer Details||Effective Dates|
|Camosun College (CAMO)||CAMO GEOG 100 (3)||2013/01/01 to -|
|Capilano University (CAPU)||CAPU GEOG 101 (3)||2004/09/01 to -|
|Coquitlam College (COQU)||COQU GEOG 203 (3)||2004/09/01 to -|
|Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU)||KPU GEOG 1XXX (3)||2004/09/01 to -|
|Langara College (LANG)||LANG GEOG 1155 (3)||2004/09/01 to -|
|Okanagan College (OC)||OC GEOG 1XX (3)||2015/09/01 to -|
|Simon Fraser University (SFU)||SFU GEOG 102 (3), B-Soc||2004/09/01 to -|
|Thompson Rivers University (TRU)||TRU GEOG 210 (3)||2004/09/01 to 2010/08/31|
|Thompson Rivers University (TRU)||TRU GEOG 1100 (3)||2010/09/01 to -|
|Trinity Western University (TWU)||TWU GENV 131 (3)||2009/09/01 to 2019/04/30|
|Trinity Western University (TWU)||TWU GEOG 252 (3)||2004/09/01 to 2009/08/31|
|Trinity Western University (TWU)||TWU GENV 1XX (3), Non NATS||2019/05/01 to -|
|University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO)||UBCO GEOG 213 (3)||2005/05/01 to -|
|University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV)||UBCV GEOG 2nd (3)||2004/09/01 to 2019/04/30|
|University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV)||UBCV GEOG 211 (3)||2019/05/01 to -|
|University of Northern BC (UNBC)||UNBC GEOG 100 (3)||2004/09/01 to 2018/08/31|
|University of the Fraser Valley (UFV)||UFV GEOG 111 (3)||2015/09/01 to -|
|University of the Fraser Valley (UFV)||UFV GEOG 211 (3)||2004/09/01 to 2015/08/31|
|University of Victoria (UVIC)||UVIC GEOG 101A (1.5)||2011/09/01 to -|
|University of Victoria (UVIC)||UVIC GEOG 1XX (1.5)||2004/09/01 to 2011/08/31|
|Vancouver Island University (VIU)||VIU GEOG 1st (3)||2007/01/01 to -|
|Vancouver Island University (VIU)||VIU GEOG 110 (3)||2004/09/01 to 2006/12/31|